HaYoung Jeong is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and a certificate in human rights. She is interested in using community-based research to improve social policy. She has previous research experience as a research fellow through the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellowship program in the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa. HaYoung is now a candidate for a Masters of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
During the project, HaYoung enjoyed learning about the unique process of social policy research and collaborating the work with a variety of members in the community. It was a meaningful experience for her to witness and participate in a research project that will bring a real-life change in the community.
Sana Naqvi is a graduate from the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree in ethics and public policy and a certificate in human rights. She was a student in Sarah Bruch’s Social Inequality and Policy Matters classes, which sparked her interest in educational inequality. She has had previous research experience working on the National Registry of Exonerations while interning at the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. She is a future J.D. candidate looking to practice law in the field of human rights.
"Working as a research assistant has been an invaluable experience as it not only gave me the opportunity to work with professors and graduate students who have an incredible wealth of knowledge and understanding in the field of sociology, but also allowed me to further my own research skills in ways that I could not have learned just inside a classroom."